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Year 1 Help Mrs Claus and the Reindeer

Year 1 and 2 went to Gibside estate to help Mrs Claus. We had to find the sacks of magic reindeer food that were hidden around the estate so the reindeer would be able to fly on Christmas Eve. Inside each sack was also a card with a song to sing, information about the...

Recording our Christmas CD

Today a company came in to help us record our Christmas CD. We sang Band Aid 'Do they know it Christmas?' as a whole school and then each class and the choir sang songs they had chosen. In Year 1 we sang 'Santa Claus is coming to town'. If you have not yet bought your...

Festive Fun Club

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve our provision at Swalwell Primary School, we have organised a Festive Fun Club to support parents/carers over the Christmas holidays. Festive Fun Club will be held on Thursday 27th December and Friday 28th December between...

Fee-fi-fo-fum with a twist

We read the story of Jim and the Beanstalk and discussed how it was different to Jack and the Beanstalk. Heath explained that instead of taking things from the Giant, Jim was bringing things for him. Today we made giant glasses, false teeth, wig and gold coin. We will...

Year 1 post letters

Today Year 1 went on a walk of Swalwell to post letters to our friends in one of the three postboxes along our route. We followed a map through the park, down to the fire station and then along to the church. Whilst at the church we looked at the cenotaph, poppy...

Operation Christmas Child

Year 5 have spent the afternoon creating Christmas gifts as part of the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal. We spent time wrapping our shoeboxes in Christmas wrapping paper then filled them with lots of lovely gifts for children who are less fortunate than...

Shadow play

As part of our science topic on the seasons we have been looking at shadows. Outside we looked at where our shadows were in relation to the sun and drew around then to observe how they move and change through the course of a day. In the classroom we made shadow...

Lest we Forget

Y6 have been marking the 100 years since World War 1 ending in a number of different ways. Last week we made poppies using a range of different resources - felt, cellophane, crepe paper, tissue paper, card etc. These will be made into wreaths and used to decorate...

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